November 23, 2014


Thuraya and Dubai Police Launch Thuraya SOS Service

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator and the Dubai Police today announced the launch of the Thuraya SOS service. With immediate effect, Thuraya XT users in the region can send a pre-programmed SMS with their GPS coordinates to the Dubai Police in times of distress or emergency. The service is crucial for users who are lost or require emergency care when in remote areas such as the desert or at sea with limited or no connectivity.


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November 6, 2014


GSMA Introduces Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers

The GSMA today launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, outlining a series of common business principles to enable the development of safe and responsible digital financial services. The first mobile network operators (MNOs) to endorse the Code are Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain. Together, these MNO groups represent 82 mobile money deployments operating in 51 countries.


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November 3, 2014


Airtel Africa launches Thuraya satellite services in 12 countries

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator, and Airtel Africa, today announced the commercial launch of Thuraya’s mobile satellite products and services across 12 countries in Africa. Thuraya’s satellite phones and IP+ broadband terminals can now be purchased by Airtel’s customers through the company’s Africa subsidiaries in the Congo B, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia. Airtel"...

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October 29, 2014


Algerie Telecom chooses Ericsson for broadband network upgrade

Algerian fixed line incumbent Algerie Telecom (AT) has selected Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson to transform and expand its broadband network in order to offer residential users triple-play services and provide enterprises with secure networking over virtual private networks (VPNs).

Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will consolidate the existing network functions"...

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October 28, 2014


Ericsson picks up network deals with Telenor, Algeria Telecom

Ericsson made a good start to the week by announcing two network deals on Monday--one in Europe and one in Africa.

The Stockholm-based telecoms equipment manufacturer first revealed it has won a five-year global framework agreement with Norway-based Telenor Group to provide radio hardware and professional services. The deal covers the rollout of 2G, 3G and LTE technologies,"...

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